22 Plinkster Upgrades to .500 Cal?

Say it ain’t so!? .22 Plinkster has hung up his standard rimfire antics and seriously moved up-caliber to a .500 S&W revolver. In one of his standard “how many will it go through videos”, the .500 S&W is put up against cinder blocks. They prove to be a formidable for for the 300+ grain rounds.

For the record, I thought it would go through all of the cinder blocks.

“Hand Cannon” indeed.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Ryan

    Would have liked to see the same test with a more robustly constructed projectile like a 440 grain hard cast.

    • Emfourty Gasmask

      Or a 700 grain wrist destroyer

    • tts

      For hard objects like concrete or steel you’re generally going to want a very hard bullet first and for most. Extra weight will help but not as much as a very hard bullet.

      That is why the armor piercing rifle rounds tend to be hardened steel or tungsten alloy at least at the tip.

  • James

    The article title made me think that some insane person had converted a .22 plinkster to fire .500 s&w… that would have been cooler. Haha

    • smartacus

      that’s what i thought 🙂

  • Chey Wilsher

    Probably not legal but I’ve thought about loading up some of those vintage black tip .30 cal AP projectiles into those sabots for shooting .30 cal projectiles in a .50 just to see what would happen. They also have a .22 to .30 sabot that I think a green tip 5.56 projectile in say a .300 Win Mag could possibly be interesting. Just day dreaming here!

    • John Daniels

      Do it.

      • Joshua

        first I’m not an American, and I’m not a lawyer.
        As I understand it though, AP ammo, and the AP ammo your talking about, is not illegal to own, it was made illegal to buy, sell, or import. if that is the case, I see no reason what your talking would be considered illegal.